Why can’t I use any carafe I want?
For safety reasons, we designed Keurig® carafes to sync with the Keurig® Plus Series of brewers to ensure as best we could that when you put in a carafe pod they can safely brew the volume of coffee that will be delivered when they push the button for a carafe brew.
Therefore, you will not be able to brew a carafe without the included carafe or Stainless Steel Carafe.
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"Why can’t I use any carafe I want?"
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